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Learning large at the Sylectus conference

This truck driver is playing reporter at an expedite motor carrier conference,

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New iPhone app from Load Delivered Logistics 3PL

Carriers utilizing the Load Delivered Logistics provider for loads now have access to the company's freight pool via an iPhone and iPad app that the company says provides not only the ability to view and bid on available freight but includes robust filtering tools. Carriers can search for shipments by using a variety of criteria, including current location, desired location, radius, date and equipment type. Additionally, Load Finder users can create a favorite list to ...

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Covering the Sylectus Annual Conference 2012

Mixing and mingling with expedite carrier CEO's at the Sylectus conference

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Valentine Day Blues

Dear Carolyn, I hate hate hate this time of year. Please tell me if I should buy my wife candy, flowers or reservations for dinner? George Dear George, Yes, yes and yes. I'm just say'n, Carolyn

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Gearing up for a fight with tire dealer

Diane and I may have been scammed by a tire dealer and it may be time to fight.

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Elephants in the room: MCSAC snapshot

There were two of them in the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting room at the Hilton Old Town in Alexandria, Va., yesterday. At a certain point in the committee's discussion yesterday, Feb. 7, about the issue of electronic logs and harassment, as the discussion ranged seemingly away from the task at hand -- discussion to provide a report to FMCSA on how electronic log device standards might be written into future regulations to help ensure ...

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We do our bookkeeping to know the truth

Truck business bookkeeping is a pain, but it is a bigger pain to let it go.

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Language of MCSAC / Medical Review Board recommended apnea guidelines — more from D.C.

Contrasting viewpoints coming together -- or not -- made for an interesting day today at the first of four days' worth of meetings of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee. Today's agenda was dedicated to drafting language toward formal recommendation to the agency of potential guidance to adopt in future rulemaking relating to sleep apnea and drivers' medical qualifications. For a roundup of what's in the recommendations as issued and some of the debate ...

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Valentine's Day Plan for Single Trucker

  Dear Carolyn, Have I told you lately how much I hate Valentine's Day? This year, instead of complaining that I don't have a boyfriend, I’m planning to celebrate Discount Chocolate Wednesday! Let the chocolate frenzy begin! Single and Not Sorry Dear No Sorrows, Sounds like a good plan to me! I’m just say’n Carolyn

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Are fuel-injector-cleaning diesel additives worth it?; Apnea update

I'm at the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's joint meeting with the Medical Review Board today -- watch my Twitter feed for updates from the meeting, where committee members are slated to draft guidance on regulation of the sleep apnea condition as it relates to interstate driver medical qualifications. Find prior reporting from recent-past MCSAC meetings on the subject here and here. (Click through our current, February cover image at right for Managing Editor ...

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